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Joanna Rubinstein is the Assistant Director for International Programs at the Earth Institute. Joanna is trained as a DDS and a scientist with a PhD in cell and molecular biology. On the international front, she was responsible for the science and health initiatives of the UN Millennium Project and helped to develop collaborations with foreign academic institutions, research-funding organizations and the private sector. Before coming to the Earth Institute in 2005, Joanna was at the Columbia University Medical Center, where she was the Senior Associate Dean for Institutional and Global Initiatives. Prior to that, Joanna was at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, where she was director for research and postgraduate education from 1999 to 2002. She also served as Sweden’s representative to a European Commission committee and was a director at Sweden’s Medical Research Council (1997–99).